Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Crystal Serenity Cruise Review by Cruise99Boy: Serenity - Cruise to the Crimea - Greek Islands, Black Sea,

1 Review
Member Since 2012
16 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

Compare Prices on Crystal Serenity Europe - Black Sea Cruises

Serenity - Cruise to the Crimea - Greek Islands, Black Sea,

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Europe - Black Sea
Embarkation: Other

This was our first cruise on crystal and it sure lived up to its name. Definitely 6* service, good food, and just loved the all inclusive nature. No messing with little bits of paper. My only complaint would be the very expensive shore trips.
The ports of call were great - we did miss Sevastapol due to a crew member medical emergency, but it was actually nice to have an extra sea day.

Entertainment was good, and even better were the handful of lectures given in the Hollywood Theatre. We had heard that Crystal puts lecturers on all its cruises and we were not disappointed. There were three speakers on board - two that were informative, but their powerpoint presentations were rather dull. In contrast there was a younger Geologist whose presentations were very professionally made and given. So nice to have a little science in the mix.

Food was way above that of other cruise lines we had sailed with. Especially enjoyed breakfasts in the Lido as it was not the usual More huge batches of semi warm food, rather it was small freshly made batches that were perfect.

Just loved being on a ship that did not have all those constant loud reminders about upcoming events. The cruise director did a good job letting us know via the morning TV what events were planned. All in all this was a fantastic cruise and I can't wait for another Crystal cruise. Less

Published 09/24/12

Read more Crystal Serenity cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Crystal Serenity Review >>

Compare Prices on Crystal Serenity Europe - Black Sea Cruises

Cabin review: Crystal Serenity

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.